SMAM

Smam – (Pronounced: es-ma-am)

noun, verb, smaming, smammed

-noun

1. (lowercase) a disruptive, esp. commercial message posted on a mobile network or sent as SMS (Short Message Service).

–verb (used with object)

2. (lowercase) to send smam to.

–verb (used without object)

3. (lowercase) to send smam.

-Origin

SM (S) + (SP) AM = SMAM. First used at http://KrishnaUsha.com by s4n705h.

I am really pissed off with the people who keep on sending me promotional SMS. Some of the example of the benefits which i was missed because these SMAM reached me late.

  • Asking me to get a hair cut when i am looking at my bald head in mirror
  • Enjoy a tummy full brunch when i was planning to go for a diet
  • Get slim in 3 days after i have spent 5000 on new cloths
  • Get a credit card, Free for life, when I got 3 of my cards blocked.
  • Messages from vodafone on my Airtel number to switch loyalty
  • Free broadband connection @ XXX Rs/month after my roomie sold is age old PC to kabadiwala (Junk Yard)
  • Free ticket for a Flop Movie after a i have seen it on my Computer.

But the one offer i am will miss the most will be the one i got today. It said

“!!Urgent! Your number has been selected for a $5000 prize guranteed! To claim your prize call +447559051607.”

For those who wish to claim this offer please call up the above mentioned number and get your self some money. But remeber to pass me some money.

I am mobile

My blog post can now be accessed via mobile. Yeah if you are away from the system and wanna keep abreast to my blog. than need not worry. Google SMS Channel and Krishna Usha have signed a MOU for providing the contents of this blog to its reader via SMS. To register for this service please visit MY Chit Chat’s SMS Registration Page or copy and paste the below metioned URL in your web browser.   http://labs.google.co.in/smschannels/subscribe/MyChitChat . You need to have a google account to register for this service. (Gmail and Orkut accounts will do)

Klued

This is the time of year when the web is filled with frenzy thanks mostly to the holiday season and people are busy surfing for gifts, e-cards, booking last minute tickets and remembering the ones they have forgotten for Loooooooooooong. For me it was again the same time of the year when some like and unlike minded people come online to crack Klueless. For the uninitiated this a game which can be addictive and frustrating. Can lead to sleep, food and work deprivation. So be careful. Its the 4th version of the game and hence named Klueless 4. Its an online treasure hunt type of game where you are given the link to the first page and are required to find the rest of the pages. For rules visit Klueless.

Yeah i have finished the game and ranked 39 with Abhishek of IBM Pune .The link to the famed hall of fame. Last year it was 372nd rank

Here are a set of hints for those who are stuck.

Level 0.  Simply Click

Level 1. What do you want to do?

Level 2. Universal Resource Locator is thy name.

Level 3. If you have attended your english classes you finish this level

Level 4. No one was before him. He was the first.

Level 5. Find the CORRECT link and look out for “power of .. ”

Level 6. Who is he?

Level 7. This One is really simple. It has two part first complete the series than you have use the image name to fill the answer.

Level 8. This one had me thinking. Solve the poem and find what is being talked about and just name him. Most of the things point to just one thing. (It has got a two word answer)

Level 9. The gibberish here is language in it self find the language and you are done :)

Level 10.  FInd the couple who are missing and give them a single name.

Level 11. Find the thing talked about and its original location

Level 12. This one makes you think alot. my advice find the geomatrical figure. and than try relating it to the perosn.

Level 13. Secret of 52 helps alot.

Level 14. With Regards. The source clue may help

Level 15. This has 3 part and to solve the the 3 part start with door 3 than door 1 and than door 2

Level 15c: You can find the answer in2 ways either by decoding the poem or by looking at the pic. If you cobine the both than  its the fastest way.

Level 15a. look up and find me.

Level 15b. WHy are you here. Go back in time.

Welcome to upperechelon!! You have completed 15 levels. BTW this was the level where Abhishek Joshi joined me on Gtalk and we started solving this together. BTW i must say Abhishek is a great guy with a superb mind.

Level 16. Convert everything that can be converted to chat language. and than apply the formulea.

Level 17. The first level where the hint can lead you to wrong path all together. Its just the first half of the hint that matters.

Level 18: Solve the first two questions and than do a simple search on the answer. Abhishek found out the answers and I found the way to solve

Level 19: FInd names of the all the things shown. and than Say Yahoo! (i found the name of the fish and abhishek gave us the answer :) )

Level 20. This was really easy and it took us less than 10 minutes to come up with  an answer. Found the river name and voila we were done.

Level 21. This has got two things to do. One is to to change the URl and than do as the new url askes you to. Again Abhishek came to rescue :)

Level 22. Whats common between I and J

Level 23. Instead of finding the cipher just rack your brain and you will know the answer. BTW the answer is not Prudential

Level 24. Find who was laid to rest. You will find his worth there.

Level 25. This one was the toughest. It took us more than 6 hours. We searched from calc help to notepad help. But than the it came to our mind to search for the name of the pic and webpage title. and putting 2 and 2 together gave us the key. And abhishek gave the answer. It was morning 6 so said we called it a night, errrr morning.

Level 26. An unsolvable level with same sort of answer. 

Level 27. What does X and Y stand for. You are Cordially asked to Orient. Again abhishek came to rescue.

Level 28. Who framed what. BTW there are loads of false pointer so just select what is need. Abhishek solved the level the and gave me the answer

Level 29. I think the last levels clue was for this level. If you have solved the clue than think how to relate the solved answer to last levels clue. BTW dont use the clue directly. If you have got the meaning of the image than use the image name to solve this level. This level was helped to me 

Level 30. Abhishek found the answer by fluke and we than went to search how was the answer related to the clue. Find the differences. the most simplest hint will “look differently.” 

For the techies here is another hint.
while(1)
{

find diffrence. 

}

Post with a pre

Hmmmm. SO what is this post all about. Preparing for a post? Or posting something that was already there? or post about something which has already happend to me. Non of the above its about the war between post and pre. Something like “To Bill or not To bill, is the question?” still confused??? this is all about the so called the mobile usage system. Either of the prepaid or postpaid. After a stint of 2 years with post paid i am shifting back to pre paid. And the reason is not the ever mounting bills or low credit limit (I have a credit limit of 12,400). The reason is very simple. There is no use in taking a post paid conenction when the prepaid offers are much better and cheaper. The guys at Airtel were asking 99 bucks for all india STD @ Rs1 for my post paid and same is given for prepaid guys @ Rs 31.

The reason of my previous transfer to Post paid was that the charges was less and the offer that they gave simply great. but after the price war started by airtel by reduing the call charges to Rs 1.50 its not much of zing left in the post paid offers.

Either the telecos have to wake up and update their post paid plans or there people will start moving towards the pre paid plans.

There is still a good idea for those who can spend some money. Goto any service provider and ask them that you wish to have a post paid connection and get a really cool number. and than go ahead and switch to the prepaid. Great na?

BTW please let me know if you are prepaid or post paid user and do you really wish to switch to the other side of the payment mode?

Bearing with auto and telco’s

This post is another crib series which i felt is long due.. its about the two things which i hate the most. one of them is Autos of bangalore. The most irritating and frustrating guys we have to meet each day. They have the meters tempered, ask more extra fare and crib when we reach our destination. Just thing the autos opt to run empty but they will take you as a fare only if you will cough up the extortion money they ask. 

For e.g. the general auto fare to my office comes to 29rs from the point i generally board them. One i was running late so had to agree to paying “10 Rupees extra sir” and upon reaching office the meter was reading 45rs. and i had to pau 10 bucks extra. WTF. asking for extra money on tempred meter. 

The other who can make you feel the same way and don’t even come to face to face with you. They are the credit card to the medical insurance seller. Most of the time i come up with a new excuse. some of them are

  1. Just now i have filled the form
  2. I have applied yesterday
  3. I have your card
  4. I am HIV+ (To medical insurance)
  5. This is police he has committed suicide yesterday.
  6. I am in a meeting call me later
  7. Simply disconnect.
  8. I am jobless or student

There are few more i will add later